Junior Academy of Science - District 8

Welcome to our District 8 Junior Academy of Science!

Junior Academy is a chance for high-school students to present an experiment in a format professional scientists use to convey research to their colleagues.

The competition will consist of PowerPoint presentations for both high school (grades 9 - 12) and middle school (grades 6 - 8) students. During the preliminary round, students will be allowed 12 minutes for an oral presentation followed by 3 minutes of questions from a panel of judges. Presentations will be assigned to categories for the judging.

Competition results!

  • You can find a formatted .pdf of the placements for both JR and SR division here.
  • You can info about the state competition on the State's website.
  • I will scan and send the judge comments to the coaches sometime this week (by Mar 22nd). Be on the lookout for that info.

Competition Dates

  • Deadline for Submission: Friday, March 8th, 2019
  • District 8 Competition: Monday, March 18th, 2019


Project Entry

The Entry Form must be completed and emailed to the District Coordinator along with your research paper no later than 12 PM on Friday, March 8, 2019.  You also must complete the ISEF protocol forms and bring a hard copy of the forms to submit on the day of competition.

Team Projects

As with previous years, students have the option to present Team Projects at the district and state Missouri Junior Academy of Science competitions. Teams shall consist of no more than 3 students. All members of the team must participate in the oral presentation and the time allotment for a team presentation is the same as for individual projects.


Missouri Junior Academy adheres to the rules, guidelines, and protocols established and promoted by the INTEL International Science & Engineering Fair. All projects must follow the same protocols as your regional fair and must be certified by the appropriate committee before experimentation begins. If a project is subject to any specific certifications, a copy of the certification MUST be included with the research paper. Papers without the required certifications from their regional Science Fair committee will not be eligible for competition.